President and CEO
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at www.garycokins.com . Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 1974. Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMCs Link-Belt Division and then served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte consulting, and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. In 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics, and Predictive Business Analytics. His books are published by John Wiley & Sons. All of Gary's authored or co-authored books are at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/47692.Gary_Cokins One interesting honor that few know about Gary is he in the Cooperstown NY Baseball Hall of Fame for the Oldest Computer Baseball Game which was result of his 1970 junior year operations research game theory course project at Cornell.